Look out Ohio, Indiana and Illinois...Hillary is heading your way Monday in a groovy van in route to her first campaign stop in Monticello, Iowa on Tuesday:
Hillary Clinton is kicking off her second bid for the White House with a road trip, riding from New York to her first campaign stop on Tuesday in Iowa. She was spotted on Sunday evening chatting with people at a gas station in Pennsylvania...
Clinton is riding in a van, which she has nicknamed "Scooby," an aide said, because it reminds her of the Scooby Doo Mystery Machine from the classic television cartoon. Asked whether she was behind the wheel, an aide said Clinton is riding and the Secret Service is driving.
"It's her idea," an aide told CNN, confirming the Clinton sighting. "She loves a road trip and hopes to see people along the way."She was hoping to keep this trip a secret for a little while longer...and she would've gotten away with it, too, if it wasn't for that meddling kid!
Chris Learn, a 19-year-old student at Penn State Altoona, told CNN that he ran into Clinton at a Pilot gas station. He said she greeted him and asked him questions. He also said she was traveling with a group of people in a small caravan.
"I knew it was her immediately," Learn said. "I just saw her and I was like, there's no way that's her!"
He added: "She didn't really say why she was there, but I was guessing it was for presidential stuff."
The campaign apparently was hoping to keep the road trip under wraps until sending pictures on social media Sunday night, but CNN learned about the trip from Learn.No one should be surprised if she takes little detours through Michigan and Wisconsin as well.
This was an awesome idea, and it's another indication that this presidential campaign is going to be very different (and hopefully a lot more fun) than the last time around.
Hillary, there's a long day of driving on Monday...so don't forget the Scooby Snacks!
Road trip! Loaded the van & set off for IA. Met a great family when we stopped this afternoon. Many more to come. -H pic.twitter.com/5Va7zeR8RP
— Hillary Clinton (@HillaryClinton) April 13, 2015